Aaron Posner
Director
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Folger Theatre: The Conference of the Birds, The Taming of the Shrew (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Production), Cyrano (co-adaptor; Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director), The Comedy of Errors, Orestes: A Tragic Romp, Arcadia, Macbeth (co-director and co-conceiver), The Tempest (2007), Measure for Measure (Helen Hayes Awards, Outstanding Director and Outstanding Resident Play), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director), Melissa Arctic (The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play), Twelfth Night, Othello, As You Like It (2001). Regional: Arden Theatre Company (Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Resident Director, 1988-2006): more than 35 productions. Productions as a director and/or playwright at Milwaukee Rep, Theater J/Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Alliance Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Delaware Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, and others. Awards: Barrymore Awards for Best New Play (The Chosen) and Outstanding Direction (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Eisenhower Fellowship. Posner is the author of the plays My Name Is Asher Lev, Stupid F**king Bird, The Chosen, Sometimes a Great Notion, Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage, and others.